In This Guide we will show you How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 11 with Ease ways.
VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization programme that works with AMD 64,bit, Intel 64,bit, and x86 processor architectures. This virtualization software is available for both enterprises and home users, and it is released under an open,source licence, allowing anyone to use it for free without paying a single penny.
When you install VirtualBox software in Windows, you can use it to create multiple independent guest computers, each with its own operating system, without the need for additional physical hardware or support. This is an excellent piece of software for system administrators and power users who want to run multiple guest operating systems without having to add new devices.
When you install VirtualBox virtualization in Windows 11, for example, power users can create additional virtual computers inside VirtualBox to run Mac OS, Linux, and Windows 11 without the need for three separate computers.
With the release of Windows 11 later this year, VirtualBox will be ready to install and use. Windows 11 will include many new features and enhancements, such as a redesigned user desktop, a centred Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colours, and many more, allowing users to integrate and use VirtualBox software.
Here is the steps to Install VirtualBox on Windows 11.
How to Install VirtualBox on Windows 11
VirtualBox virtualization requires that Hardware Visualization be enabled on the host machine. Most computers today have this feature, but it may be turned off in the BIOS. It is possible that you will need to reboot into the system BIOS and enable Virtualization Technology (VTx) in the system BIOS settings.
After enabling hardware virtualization, log back into Windows and visit the link below to download the most recent version of VirtualBox software for Windows.
When you run the installer, an installation wizard will appear. To begin the installation wizard, click Next on the Welcome setup wizard page.
you’re in the custom setup window, where you can select which VirtualBox features you want and which you don’t. Finally, you can see that it is going to install the VirtualBox on drive C; if you want to change it, simply go ahead and change it to another location where you want it to be installed.
When you’re ready click Next to continue with the setup.
When prompted to install VirtualBox networking features on the next page, select Yes. If you select yes, your network connections will be temporarily disrupted.
Now, choose Yes. Choosing yes will interrupt your network connections briefly.
Then continue with the setup
when you’re click Install to begin the installation.
Are you ready to install VirtualBox on Windows 11? If so, click install; if not, go back and check and review before reinstalling.
VirtualBox will launch and be ready to use. You can begin creating virtual machines right now.
Install VirtualBox Extension Pack
After installing VirtualBox as described above, you should install the VirtualBox extension pack. You can get the extension pack from the same download page mentioned above.
Now, Download and save to your desktop. Then open VirtualBox and go to Preferences ==> Extensions.
Alternatively, you can simply double-click the downloaded pack to initiate the installation of VirtualBox extension packages.
Here, Click the Install button to install it.
The VirtualBox extension pack extends the functionality of the base package. It adds the following features to VirtualBox:
- Virtual USB 2.0 (EHCI) device
- Virtual USB 3.0 (xHCI) device
- VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP) support
- Host webcam passthrough
- Intel PXE boot ROM.
- Experimental support for PCI passthrough on Linux hosts
- Disk image encryption with AES algorithm
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